Loose style

Charco de San Gines - Arrecife

Charco de sans gines

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The Charco de San Gines, The 'puddle' is an internal tidal harbour in the main town/city of Arrecife.  Quite tricky to get in the background - many detailed buildings and all mainly white or off white.  When all the buildings are white it can be sometimes a challenge to get right.  I kept it loose.  I have created a video of a similar scene here which I may publish soon up on YouTube.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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This painting is for sale. Please contact Tim Wilmot for details.

Livorno Port Fishing Boats

Livorno port fishing boats

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I think it's good to have a bit of foreground in a harbour scene where there might be distant boats and a horizontal shape to the background.  And then get the foreground in at a slight angle, plus a few smaller boats, painted loosely.  I think I did a video of me painting this one...

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press



Verrucola - Bridge and Castle view - Plein Air from my Tuscany Trip

River valley and bridge Verrucola 2019

Hello everyone.
This was our day 2 location - the castle top village of Verrucola, high up in the hills. We were a bit unlucky with the weather. It rained in the morning, so we were confined to the studio where we painted a scene from Pisa. But after a hearty traditional Italian stew, we painted this pretty scene looking at the main bridge across the river valley and the view of the castle with its bell tower. And the sun made an appearance!
Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

Plaza Espana Ronda

Plaza espana ronda

Ronda, Spain, 15" x 11"

From Plaza Espana in Ronda, looking over toward the other side of town over the El Tajo Gorge.  Another painting I videoed but no commentary added as yet.  So I may post one day.  I think this one works with all the connection of the two foreground figures to the middle ground and the background, plus some loose watercolor techniques.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms


Bristol Savages artist outing plein air 2019 #2

Bristol savages artist outing plein air 2019 #2

Tewkesbury, UK, 15" x 11"

2nd Plein air painting with my art club, the Bristol Savages.  Another view towards the Abbey from the mill.  The day was starting to warm up nicely, so you have to speed up your work with watercolour.  The cars were actually parked at 90 degrees to how they are in my picture, but I think they look better this way.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms


View up to the port area in Livorno, Italy

Livorno commercial port area

Livorno, Italy, 15" x 11"

A view up to the port area of Livorno in Italy.  I went quite loose on this one as regards the shapes of the boats in the marina, the shadows, and details like windows.  To be honest, I find it a very relaxing way of painting and great fun, rather than going for ultra detail.  

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

This painting is for sale. Please contact Tim Wilmot for details.

Watermill Tuscany 2018 watercolour course painting #6 - Fivizzano - all quiet after the market had gone

Watermill tuscany 2018 #6

Day 3 at the Watermill in Posara painting holiday 2018 and after the market had gone, left a very quiet town in Fivizzano, Tuscany, so we could wander around the streets and pick another painting scene. A little bit of drizzly rain stopped play around 4 pm. So I picked just an ordinary street corner and a small square at the bottom of Fivizzano.  #pleinairpainting #watercolor #tuscany #stcmill

Malmesbury Plein Air #1 - Watercolour blooms - love them or hate them?

Malmesbury plein air 1

Malmesbury, UK, 15" x 11"

A plein air sketch done in the centre of Malmesbury in Wiltshire.  A pretty market town, I found myself a shady spot right on the pavement and just painted what I saw.  So quite a loose one, a fellow artist commented - "people won't understand the marks you made there" and what watercolour was doing with these blooms.  I quite like it myself.  It's the wonder of waterolour.  Some may try and avoid them or hide them - I like them.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms